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Camping: Colorado > Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests > Taylor River Ranger District

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Gothic Campground

Capacity: 40 People
Elevation: 9,600 Feet (2992.5 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 4
Reservation Status: Not Accepted


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General Description

The terrain surrounding Gothic Campground is as rugged as it is beautiful. The mountain biking, hiking, motorcycle riding and four-wheel driving can't be beat. This site lies in a stretch of the Gunnison National Forest that is sandwiched between the Maroon Bells-Snowmass and the Raggeds Wilderness Areas. The area seldom gets crowded so it's worth the extra effort and time it takes to reach the region.

Directions from Crested Butte: Travel north through Crested Butte on Highway 135 toward Mt. Crested Butte. North of the Ski Resort 135 changes from a paved road to improved dirt. (This road is passable by passenger car a few miles passed the town site of Gothic.) Follow Gothic Road (135) past Gothic Town site. Gothic Campground lies on this road approximately 2 miles north of Gothic.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: June through September .



Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
Camping, Single Unit Call for Current Fee Facilities include parking spu



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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Camping Gothic Campground
Yes
ICON Automobile Travel Gothic Road
Yes
ICON Four-Wheel Driving Rustlers Gulch Road, Paradise Divide Road
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking Gothic Trail 403, Judd Falls, Copper Lake Trail
Yes
ICON Horseback Riding Judd Falls, Copper Lake Trail
Yes



Related Activities
Copper Creek - Copper Creek is swift and fast with small Brook trout. Access along creek by foot or horse only.

Copper Creek Tail #1983 - Copper Creek Trail, 1983, leads from the Judd Falls Trailhead near Gothic, north to East Maroon Pass. The entire length of this trail is located within the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness.

Emerald Lake - Emerald Lake is an alpine lake of twelve surface acres, that supports small rainbow trout. It is situated in a scenic valley with a picnic area on its northern shore.

Schofield Pass Road # 317 - The section of Schofield Pass north of Schofield Park is equally beautiful and treacherous. This road should only be attempted by experienced drivers in short wheel-based vehicles.



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Visitor Information:

Gunnison County Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 36 , Gunnison, CO, 81230, Phone: 970-641-1501

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